The Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense (IACD) concept was driven by existing and increasingly more critical challenges in cyber defense:
- Cybersecurity solutions and operations cannot scale to complexity, interdependencies, and pervasiveness of threats
- Adversaries already employ re-use, modularization, orchestration and automation
- Acquisition and procurement processes don’t accommodate for the speed of technology evolution
- Workforce realities demand a different approach –skilled human capital is at a premium
IACD provides a framework, including reference architectures, use cases, draft specifications, and implementation
examples that enable enterprises owners to leverage investments they have already made in cybersecurity through
adoption of this extensible, adaptive approach to meet the challenges listed above.